Teen Review of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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Central’s Library Live volunteer, Michael, reviews The Crucible by Arthur Miller “A drama of emotional power and impact” –New York Post The play The Crucible, was written by Arthur Miller in 1953, during a period of tension and fear. Driven by desperation and determination to show the light to readers, The Crucible was Miller’s way […]

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YA Graphic Novel Review – Batman: Zero Year

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Central Library’s Library Live volunteer, Eric R., reviews “Batman: Zero Year” A madman known as the Red Hood terrorizes Gotham City, and builds an army of blackmailed citizens into a gang. The Red Hood gang commits a series of horrendous crimes and murders that are so random, they fade out any motive and pattern. The […]

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Teen Book Review – Shift by Jennifer Bradbury

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Here is a review from Central Library’s Library Live volunteer Hasan Gafoor:   Shift, by Jennifer Bradbury,  is the story of Chris and Winston (aka Win), two best friends and high school graduates who embark on a cross country bike trek from their dull hometown in West Virginia all the way to the West Coast. […]

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Teen Book Review by Elizabeth

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The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha Genre: Self-help/Inspiration/Feel-good “Sometimes it’s easy to forget the things that make us smile. Sometimes it’s tempting to feel that the world is falling apart. But awesome things are all around us: Popping Bubble Wrap The smell of rain on a hot sidewalk Hitting a bunch of green lights […]

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Teen Book Review by Elizabeth

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Between by Jessica Warman Genre: Teen Mystery/Fantasy “There were six people on the boat that night… and when they awoke, there were five. Elizabeth Valchor – pretty, popular, and perfect – wakes up the morning after her eighteenth birthday party on her family’s yacht, where she’d been celebrating with her five closest friends. A persistent […]

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Freakonomics – Book Review

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Here is a non-fiction review by Central’s Library Live volunteer Michael Lee: Freakonomics Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner   “Prepare to be dazzled” – Malcolm Gladwell            This non-fiction book is a New York Times bestseller, and is renowned for giving readers a new perspective of the world they live in. Steven […]

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Teen Book Review by Elizabeth

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Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson Genre: Teen Fantasy “Do not put this book down. I’m dead serious. Your life could depend on it. I’m risking everything by telling you – but you need to know. – Max Her full name is Maximum Ride. And the girl can fly. MAX’S MISSIONS: Protect the […]

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YA Graphic Novel Review – Batman Vol.4 : Zero Year – Secret City

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Central Library’s Library Live volunteer, Eric R. reviews “Batman: Zero Year – Secret City” by Scott Snyder. A madman known as the Red Hood terrorizes Gotham City, and builds an army of blackmailed citizens into a gang. The Red Hood gang commits a series of horrendous crimes and murders that are so random, they fade […]

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Teen Book Review by Elizabeth

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Fated by Alyson Noël Genre: Teen Fantasy “Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughter’s sanity, Daire’s mother sends her to live with the grandmother she’s never met. A […]

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Non-Fiction Review – IMovie

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Central library’s Library Live volunteer, Michael Lee, reviews the book “Imovie: The missing manual, the book that should have been in the box.” By David Pogue & Aaron miller The book Imovie The missing manual, is a book for everyone who wants to learn how to use Imovie, whether they are masters or they have no […]

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